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SLCene Suggests: Il Sogno Del Marinaio at The Urban Lounge

by on September 22, 2014


IL SOGNO DEL MARINAIO, THE URBAN LOUNGE, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m., $12

As an unabashed Mike Watt fanatic, I’ll readily admit that if the other two guys in Il Sogno Del Marinaio were touring through town with an unknown-to-me bass player, I probably wouldn’t have paid them much attention. No doubt that’s the same across the country as Watt’s latest project barrels around, playing 53 shows in 53 days. Watt met guitarist Stefano Pilia and drummer Andrea Belfi a few years back when he took his Second Men band to Italy on tour. The Italian tour promoter hooked Watt up with Stefano to help navigate the country, and they hit it off so well they started jamming, composing enough songs to knock out an album, La Busta Gialla, and do six quick tour dates.  They took their time writing and recording a follow-up, the brand new Canto Secondo, and the sound will be familiar to fans of Watt’s jagged, jazzy  way leading a band with his bass-playing. As Watt puts it, “I think Andrea and Stefano bring things out in me that maybe would be lost otherwise–not just old stuff but things in the moment, too.” Kiing Tiger opens.

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